Tonight the Lakers stunned the Clippers in a 116-103 win. Mostly in part to a huge lift from their bench players playing the entire 4th quarter of the game. which leads me to the main point i’m trying to make. Kobe Bryant needs to be patient with his return to the Lakers. Although it is just one game into the season. without the starters playing it shows they have a potential to maintain a decent level of play without Kobe. Derrick Rose stayed a full season sidelined even though he was cleared. Kobe returning to a team that is already playing good, that is scary. Be patient Kobe, and return when you are 100% to dominate the league like you do.